Philosophical Musings

Philosophical Musings

Sunday, April 29, 2012

reason & emotion

 I have been thinking a lot lately (no, really!) about the political discourse in america. I think there is a cultural shift taking place. Emotion & passion are seen as more important than reason or logic. Reality shows reinforce this, & promote the idea that whoever has the most anger, indignation, or can yell the loudest must be right. Calm, reasoned replies are shouted down by these tactics, which have been widely used by the left.. look at any left wing protest or disruption in a speech.. they shout slogans & try to disrupt any discussion of issues. You don't really see that on the right.. you won't have protesters at a harry reid or pelosi speech shouting slogans & disrupting, but you do with chris christie, allen west, herman cain, sarah palin, or any number of right wing speakers.

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